"Cities of America - wake up! You are ruining yourselves by letting the inmates run the asylum! Before long, you will be living in just a shell, begging for money from anywhere. Meanwhile, life outside the city is pretty darn good, thank you."
What a putz (east coast term)! "Mayor" Bill de Blasio going over to the G20 anarchist fest to be part of the group. Meanwhile, one of HIS police officers was assassinated by a thug who should have been in jail. Was he back in town, consoling the slain police officer's family? Not a chance. It was too important to him to be with a bunch of 20 year old hoodlums protesting Romper Room no longer being on television.
I should not really just pick on old Bill. We have lots of kooks and nut balls who are Mayors of some of our largest cities. In the not too distant past, to be a Mayor of a city, especially a large one, you needed to have some gravitas. Today, you just need a couple of t-shirts hanging in your closet which have Abby Hoffman or Che' on them.
My vote for the best Leftist Democratic Mayor is the former Mayor of Baltimore. Who could ever forget Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The way she handled the Freddie Gray murder aftermath was classic. Remember when large groups of thugs were trying to burn the town down? Well, Mayor Stephanie waited a while before calling out to the National Guard for assistance in restoring the peace. Why? Her words, "...we also gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that as well." Huh?
We can't however, forget old "sharp elbows" Rahm in Chicago. What a job he has done with that city! What at one time was the jewel of the mid-west, is now the murder capital of the country. Over the recent Fourth of July weekend, when we celebrate America's birthday, the good people of Chicago shot each other up (again). 100 wounded and 15 killed. Just on the extended Fourth of July weekend.
Somebody has started up an on-line newspaper called Hey Jackass! Illustrating Chicago's Values. The latest edition shows total people shot in Chicago this year to be 1,882 with 329 of those fatalities. One person is shot on the average of every 2 hours in Chicago and one person is murdered every 12. Wow! That beats all of our war zones by a long shot. In fact, I think the only place that is worse on the planet right now is the Middle East where ISIS is conducting genocide.
We have our own Blue Mayors in the Twin Cities. Compared to the Democratic Mayors in Chicago and points east, our Mayors are almost "normal". That being said, the next Mayor of Minneapolis will be another socialist like Betsy, or Betsy one more time. There is no hope for citizens who keep electing stupidos time after time. Kind of the like that old definition of insanity.
Cities will continue to become "hollowed out". Conservatives will continue to eschew the life in the big cities and progressives will continue to flock to large cities like moths to a candle. Republicans will continue to be as rare as hen's teeth in any city wide election. Broken window policing will be a thing of the past, and "sanctuary cities" will be havens for law breakers.
Cities of America - wake up! You are ruining yourselves by letting the inmates run the asylum! Before long, you will be living in just a shell, begging for money from anywhere. Meanwhile, life outside the city is pretty darn good, thank you.